Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sick as a DAWG!

For the past two days I have been sick with the flu; not the flu when you cough a little, have a little runny nose here and there; but THE FLU when everything in your body aches (even parts that you needed know could hurt). My throat does not accept food or liquids of any sorts.. so basically I feel like a ragidy dolls or maybe like the scarecrow in the wizard of oz when he could not stand up on his feet.

And to add to this insanity, my 5 month old Zazou is also sick; her little face is screaming at me: help, help mommy.. not that she is actually screaming that would be just plain voodooish..

So now I am off to my blurry nyquil world and my bed (that I am starting to hate since it's been 2 days that I am stuck in it.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Mardi Gras aka FAT TUESDAY

It's Kanaval in Haiti! It amazes me that with all the political, social and economical issues going on in Haiti, everyone there always find a way to get together and celebrate..

In spite of the though times (recession and such), what (big or little) do you want to celebrate in your life? what do you want to show contentment for?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quotations and such...

"When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. "
Bob Marley

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A song..

Currently this is my 5 year old daughter's favorite song, I don't think that she actually understands any of the words.. but to her this IS THE SONG!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quotations and such...

"Everything changes, nothing remains without change."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's DAY.

I am not a big valentines day fanatic, although I sometimes pretend that I am. It's a good day though, we give and we get nice fluffy feelings:
My husband gets me flowers (lovely flowers), I cook a nice restaurant-like meal (not that I am a great cook but I try), my daughter (the eldest) makes heart shaped cards just for mommy.. her new thing is that valentines day is for girls only.. Uh?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Someone's crawling!!

There is something so exciting about when your children first learn to do something.. first day at school (coming up for my five year old and I am so crazed!!), first words.. (ok I am going backwards here) but today Zazou (whom will be five months on the 19th) is crawling... Yeah!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

School of Life.

I am trying to get my daughter (who turned five on january first) into elementary school, this is as confusing as it gets, nobody tells you what to do or where to go.. or maybe I am just so tuned out that I missed the signs. I have procrascinated enough on this though.
Growing up in Haiti private school is mostly all there is for those who can afford it (the blessing of living in Canada is that everyone has the chance to get an education if so they wish without forking up their whole life savings), I am not saying that the schooling system is better here nor there (God know I hated my catholic high school with a passion.. too strict for me) but at least there were not so may choices for my parents. Here there are too many choices.. private school, public school , special alternative school and even homeschooling.
One of my fears (I know can you say PARANOID!) is that I will choose the wrong kind of school for my daughter and screw her up for life. I know that the school does not raise the child.. I know that is our jobs as parents.. but kids spend so much time there, that choosing a school, a school that mirrors the values that I want to pass to my children is very important to me,or am I asking for too much?
Last night my husband and I attended a "meeting" in a nearby (near to our future new home) public alternative school. I was pretty pleased with what I saw in that school: parents are actually welcomed to help out in the learning of their child, of course there are teachers; but the parents have to come to the school for one hour every week to participate in their children's education.. and YES it's a public school.. All i Not lost!
Now let's just hope that there are enough spots available for all the parents that I met yesterday since it is a small school.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sibling LOVE...

This is the beginning of a beautiful thing!
(I know they are both making weird faces for the camera..)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quotations and such...

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
Marlene Dietrich